Rufus Emerson

27 October 1800–4 October 1849 (Age 48)
Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Rufus

When Rufus Emerson was born on 27 October 1800, in Norwich, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Elihu Emerson JR, was 29 and his mother, Thankful Grant, was 24. He married Laura Amelia Phelps on 9 December 1826, in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 4 October 1849, in Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 48.

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Rufus Emerson
Laura Amelia Phelps
Marriage: 9 December 1826
Laura Phelps Emerson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1826Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1803 · The U.S doubles in size
    Age 3
    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 19
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic meaning ‘son of Emery’, or possibly a variant of Emmeson, from the Middle English personal name Emmott + -son, with later shortening of the first element (see Emmett ). See Emery and compare Empson .History: The poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) was born in Boston of a line on his father's side that can be traced back through preachers to the first colonial generation. The name Emerson was brought over from England independently by various other people, including a Thomas Emerson who settled at Ipswich, MA, c. 1636.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (4)

    • Rufus Emerson in entry for Laura Phelps Emerson, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
    • Rufus Emerson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
    • Rufus Emerson in entry for Laura Phelps Emerson, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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